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Systems failure: a report on the experiences of sexual minorities in Ontario's health-care and social-services systems: final re
Indicates the dimensions of systemic and individual prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered peoples. Provides recommendations for change.
Published: 1997
Eliciting women's preferences in health care: a review of the literature  
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=THC&volumeId=20&issueId=02#
Conducts a systematic review to characterize the study of women's preferences about health care. (See Details)
Published: 2004
How to survive our patchwork health care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/navigating.html
Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Women and health: experiences in a rural regional health authority  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/rha.pdf
Provides recommendations from women based on their knowledge, opinions and life experiences, to shape planning for women’s health and services within Manitoba’s rural South Eastman regional health authority. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Rethinking differences and rights in sexual and reproductive health: a training manual for health care providers  
http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Training/trainmat/rethinkDiff/index.htm
Promotes an approach to sexual and reproductive health care that recognizes different needs and perspectives within a context of respect for the rights and dignity of men and women. Provides health professionals with a framework for examining the quality of care, including the quality of human relations, technical quality, and quality of administration and management of health services. (See Details)
Women and post traumatic stress disorder: moving research to policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ptsdResearchPolicy.pdf
Explores policies that can contribute to alleviating the obstacles immigrant, refugee women and women of colour experience when accessing health services for post-traumatic stress disorder. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Setting the agenda for research on cultural competence in health care  
http://www.omhrc.gov/cultural/cultural18.htm
Looks at the question of what impact cultural competence interventions have on the delivery of health care and health outcomes, and investigates the opportunities and barriers that affect how further research in this area might be conducted. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Health care renewal in Canada: measuring up?  
http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/docs/rpts/2007/HCC_MeasuringUp_2007ENG.pdf
Discusses how it is time to examine the collective capacity to measure the performance of health care systems across the country and suggests ways to strengthen transparency and accountability in health care. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Social justice and women's health: a Canadian perspective  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-justice.pdf
Explores gender disparities in health status and interactions with the health care system. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Whose job is it? Caring for the dying in hospital  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39555
Presents findings from interviews of relatives and friends of women who died of breast cancer. Examines their perceptions of their interactions with doctors and nurses. Details how those interviewed found themselves giving regular care, acting as patient advocates and chasing doctors or nurses while trying not to be perceived as irritants. (See Details)
Published: 2003